Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850-1894 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

Requiem - Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson

Under the wide and starry sky
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you grave for me;
"Here he lies where he longed to be,
Home is the sailor, home from sea,
And the hunter home from the hill."


Comments about Requiem by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Mohammed Akhtar (7/2/2016 6:29:00 PM)

    My father quoted this poem 30 years back when i was in 8th std. But still i was remembering his intellectual approach and style. May Allah Almighty Bless my father and put him Janat ul Firdaus. (Report) Reply

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  • Mohammed Akhtar (7/2/2016 6:28:00 PM)

    My father quoted this poem 30 years back when i was in 8th std. But still i was remembering his intellectual approach and style. (Report) Reply

  • Don Rood (5/29/2016 5:22:00 AM)

    My mother quoted this poem frequently when I was growing up. I just read it to her, now in her final hours of hospice care (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (5/7/2016 12:53:00 PM)

    Lovely poem where the poet fantasizes the scene of his death and the preparations for his burial and for writhing his own epitaph. (Report) Reply

  • Ray Burleigh (4/23/2016 12:47:00 PM)

    The poets job is to communicate beauty, or honor, or the search for justice or the search for that longed for or the need for help or the hope for the future or the lasting love of devotion or....

    And Stevenson did all those things. God bless you Robert. (Report) Reply

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (9/14/2015 5:25:00 PM)

    Here he lies where he longed to be,
    Home is the sailor, home from sea,
    And the hunter home from the hill.

    I've always loved these 3 lines.. (Report) Reply

  • Thabani Khumalo Thabani Khumalo (6/16/2015 9:08:00 AM)

    I have a vision to write like this, only if god would bless me enough to.yz (Report) Reply

  • Shes Akhtar (6/16/2015 1:52:00 AM)

    Read it once,and it will be in ur heart forever. (Report) Reply

  • Matthew Cushing (3/1/2006 10:56:00 PM)

    Simple, elegant, heart-warming (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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